MEDIA RELEASE: Inadequate Assessment by DFO Leaves Harvesters with Rollover for 2020 Cod Catch Limits

Jul 8, 2020

The rollover is a result of an inadequate assessment that failed to take into account important data as well as harvester observations – the result of which will have dire impacts on an already suffering inshore fishery.   


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on Government to Release Management Plan for Northern Cod

Jul 7, 2020

“Harvesters have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have already experienced significant losses this year. They need to know where they stand going into this year’s cod fishery,” Sullivan says.


MEDIA RELEASE: FFAW Calls on Federal Government to Follow Through on Commitments to Fish Harvesters

Jun 18, 2020

“While we understand that changes to Employment Insurance and the roll-out of these programs won’t happen overnight, the challenges facing our industry are impacting harvesters today and they can’t wait any longer to know how these programs will help them and their families,” says Sullivan.


New Fishing Areas Up for Oil and Gas Exploration Nominations

Jun 12, 2020

The inshore fishery has historically fished much of the shelf portion of the Grand Banks, where oil and gas development continues to expand year after year, pushing harvesters out of their traditional areas with no regard for the socio-economic impacts of this longstanding industry.


MEDIA RELEASE: Fast Forward Initiative Eliminates Fishery Considerations from Oil and Gas Expansion Process 

Jun 5, 2020

Instead of improving consultations with affected ocean users, this new assessment process eliminates it.


MEDIA RELEASE: Fish harvesters welcome announcement of direct federal support to compensate industry

May 14, 2020

Since April, FFAW-Unifor has called on the federal government to provide extended Employment Insurance benefits to fish harvesters, access to wage subsidy programs, debt relief through non-repayable grants and the waiving or reimbursement of fees related to the commercial fishery.


Statement on Harvester Demonstration at FFAW Offices

May 9, 2020

FFAW-Unifor acknowledges the intense frustrations and anxiety felt by fish harvesters around the province this season, including those who organized


MEDIA RELEASE: Federal Support Desperately Needed for Harvesters

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan is calling on the federal government to take immediate action to support the


Panel Sides with FFAW, Preserves Urner Barry Formula for Lobster

Apr 30, 2020

The Price Setting Panel has released their decision to uphold the longstanding Urner Barry pricing formula and to maintain the


FFAW, ASP Submit Final Offers for 2020 Snow Crab Price

Apr 29, 2020

Today FFAW and ASP submitted final offers for the price of snow crab for the 2020 season in advance of

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